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 Ballyjamesduff Mart, Co Cavan.Photo Brian Farrell

Ballyjamesduff Mart, Co Cavan.Photo Brian Farrell

Ballyjamesduff Mart, Co Cavan.Photo Brian Farrell

Ray Doyle from ICOS explains how farmers can continue to use the marts to sell cattle during the current crisis.

What is the current situation with the marts?

Marts have not re-opened as they were - there is to be no unregulated access to marts, and public auctions are not taking place. They are simply facilitating the livestock trade as best they can, utilising existing mart infrastructure and, where applicable, handling the payments.